M97 (NGC 3587) - Owl Nebula
Messier M97 (NGC 3587), also known as the Owl Nebula, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Ursa Major, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.
Messier M97 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 12.0*, and can be viewed with small telescope. It is 3.4 x 3.3' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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